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iWeld Newsletter
January, 2012
In This Issue
NEW! Activ8™ Portable Wire Feeder
Welding Seminar for Motorsports Teams
Diesel Engine Driven Welders: Beat 2013 Price Increases
Downdraft Tables
How I Did It: Compact Welding Table
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Stainless Travel Mug
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This 16 oz. travel mug features double-wall stainless steel construction with plastic liner, rubber grip handle and push-on, twist and lock lid. Silver mug with the Lincoln Electric logo imprinted in black.
Order yours today!
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Idealarc® DC-600 -
Now available with VRD®
Idealarc® DC-600 image (Shown: K1288-17)
An additional model of the reliable multi-process Idealarc® DC-600 welder is available featuring VRD® and analog meters.
VRD® or Voltage Reduction Device™ reduces open circuit voltage to less than 30 VDC (at the output terminals) for added safety when not welding.
2012 Welding Consumables Product Catalog Now Available
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Newly updated, the C1.10 Product Catalog has everything you need to know about Lincoln Electric welding consumables.
Product numbers, package types and dimensions, deposit composition, mechanical properties and typical operating procedures are included.  Plus, much more.
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Can you use shielding gas
with FCAW-SS wires?
Q: I have a small MIG welder, which I sometimes use to weld with Innershield® NR-212 self-shielded flux-cored (FCAW-SS) wire.  I know it is a gasless wire, however, is it okay to use shielding gas with it?
Where to See Us
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See firsthand the latest products and technologies from Lincoln Electric at an event near you.
Louisville, Kentucky
February 15 - 18, 2012
Indianapolis, Indiana
February 17 - 19, 2012
Lakeland, Florida
March 27 - April 1, 2012

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New! Activ8™ Portable Wire Feeder
Activ8™ image (click to view larger image)Introducing the Activ8™ -- Lincoln Electric's new portable wire feeder for shipbuilding, offshore, construction or pipe welding applications.
The Activ8™ is the smallest and lightest wire feeder on the market today, weighing under 27 lbs!
Features include:
  • Extremely rugged flame retardant case.  If damaged, it can be removed in under two minutes.
  • Booted switches
  • Fully insulated work clamp
  • Control torque boost in logic software helps control birdnesting
  • Polarity and thermal protection lights
  • Optional flow meter
Watch video to learn more about the Activ8™.
Welding Seminar for Motorsports Teams
Welding Seminar imageLincoln Electric's welding experts held an advanced welding seminar for our motorsports teams at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.
The 2-day event included lectures, demos, and hands-on training. Watch and listen to the attendees talk about their experiences at the seminar.
Want to increase your welding knowledge in the new year?  Lincoln Electric offers a large variety of training programs and classes for beginners or professionals at its Welding School in Cleveland, Ohio.
Diesel Engine Driven Welders:  Huge Price Increases Coming in 2013
Vantage® 500 imageThe transition from EPA Tier 4i (Interim) diesel engines to EPA Tier 4 Final becomes effective on January 1, 2013. For diesel engines over 25 HP, engine suppliers are re-designing their engines to meet new, tighter EPA compliance standards. The new standards require a 90% reduction of particulate emissions.
The impact of the new standards will be substantially higher engine costs which will result in significant price increases for diesel engine-driven welder products sold and operated in the U.S. While final prices have not been established yet, price increases could be up to 50%!  Similar price increases are anticipated in 2013 for products to be sold and operated in Canada.
For areas of the world outside the U.S. and Canada, existing diesel welders will continue to be available in 2013, and price changes for 2013 are anticipated to be typical of year-to-year changes.
Downdraft Tables
DownFlex® imageThe DownFlex® 200-M and
400-MS/A from Lincoln Electric are rugged welding workbench and extraction systems, all in one self-contained unit.  They are great for welding, plasma cutting and grinding(1). 
  • Strong Backdraft (80%) and Downdraft (20%) Extraction Capacity
  • Innovative Three Stage Spark Arrestor
  • 560 sq. ft. of Total Filter Media
  • All Controls and Doors on Front
  • UL® Approved
Note: The 100-NF model (shown above) is for customers who prefer to build their own customized extraction system.  No filtration or electrical controls are supplied on this unit.
(1) Not suitable for use when grinding Aluminum, Magnesium or other explosive materials.
Magnum® PRO Barrel and Curve™ Guns Now Available with 10 - 25 Foot Cable Lengths
Application imageAdditional gun models for every amperage range in the Magnum® PRO Barrel and Curve™ gun product groups are now available.
In effect, every amperage in each of the two handle styles is now cataloged in 10, 15, 20 and 25 foot gun cable lengths.
All Magnum® PRO guns feature Copper Plus™ contact tips and Magnum® PRO gun expendables.
Browse on-line catalog
How I Did It: Compact Welding Table
U Table 1 image (click to view larger image) U Table 2 image (click to view larger image)
When Bruce Pease of Riverview, Michigan fabricated this welding table, he had his limited garage space in mind.  He designed it in the shape of a "U" so the table could be stored with his Lincoln Electric Square Wave™ TIG 175 PRO welder.
The table is made from 1" square steel tube and
1/2 x 1-1/2 x 1/8" C-channel.  Bruce put 1/4 x 1-1/2" squares on the bottom of the legs thru which he drilled and tapped for 3/8" bolts to act as levelers if needed.
The table height is 28 inches, which Bruce finds comfortable for welding in a chair.  The inside width is 16 inches and wide enough to clear the welder.
View project gallery ... more projects recently added!
The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.
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